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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

TOP STORIES
Debt Raters Avoid Overhaul After Crisis - NY Times
Can the Federal Government Really Create Jobs? - Time
A lonely voice against the Fed now leads a chorus - Washington Post
Bernanke Low Rates ‘Poison’ to U.S. Economy, Xie Says - Bloomberg
Money flocks to junior gold explorers with big resources as 'peak gold' looms - MineWeb
Gold Isn’t the Best Protection Against Inflation - Lynn, Bloomberg
Climate, Oil, War, and Money - Kunstler, CFN
PIMCO Hires Neel Kashkari - DealBreaker

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MARKETS/INVESTING
Oil drops to near $73 as traders watch US dollar - AP
Stocks, Gold, Oil Retreat As Treasuries, Yen, Dollar Advance - Bloomberg
Insiders Quietly Sold 82x More Stock Than They Bought - Business Insider
Buy on the Cannons and Sell on the Trumpets! - Saut, Raymond James
Invest with your head, not your heart - MarketWatch
Kaufman warns of commodities bubble - Reuters

ECONOMY
Another (sobering) slice of the jobs data - Time
Obama eyes using bailout money for jobs, deficit - MarketWatch
Obama preparing new push to add jobs, tackle deficit - Washington Post
TrimTabs: The Real Job Loss Number Was 255,000 - Business Insider
Consumer credit falls for ninth straight month - MarketWatch
Bah, humbug and labor statistics - Asia Times

INTERNATIONAL
Japan agrees $81bn stimulus package - BBC
Dubai state-linked companies hit by new downgrades - AP
China to continue fiscal and monetary policies next year - China Daily
RBS Tumbles in London Trading After Dubai’s Nakheel Posts Loss - Bloomberg
A Central Derivatives Clearing House Will Create Deadly Global Risk - Business Insider
Cnooc May Double Oil, Gas Production Off South China - Bloomberg
China auto sales, production surpass 1 mln in Nov - AP
Greece put on standby for debt downgrade - Telegraph
India's vehicle sales surge 72 percent in Nov - AP

REAL ESTATE
House Flipping Makes a Comeback - WSJ
The Option ARM Kingpins: Who Holds them? - Finance My Money
Here’s how home foreclosure sales really work - HeraldNet
Mortgage lenders still aren't lending - CNN/Money

FED/TREASURY/BANKING
Bernanke Sees ‘Formidable Headwinds’ for U.S. Economy - Bloomberg
Inflation will not get out of control, Bernanke promises - MarketWatch
IIE Endorse $6T More In QE, Cite Fred "Iceman" Mishkin For Corroboration - Zero Hedge
Fed must lean against bubbles, Dudley says - MarketWatch

INTERESTING
Greenpeace ages world leaders in head-turning ads - AP
Max Baucus and His Women: Influence and Controversy - Time
Could a more affordable life, away from the Bay Area, actually be better? - SF Gate
First came the recession. Now come the books about the roots of the recession. - CNN/Money
Meet The Alleged Tiger Ladies With Stories To Sell - Business Insider

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